Spotted, in a church bell tower, before a wedding.
Spiral staircases are fantastic pieces of design, giving maximum verticality in limited space.
Spirals are found in many places in nature – in seashells; in the patterns of our own DNA; in galaxies of stars.
I reflect that I have spiraled both upwards and down in my own life.
The thing with spirals is that they cross over themselves at different levels.
I have found myself at different stages of life crossing over myself, or at least a version of myself.
Oh yeah, I think, maybe I have been here before; but at another level, in another time.
And when I find myself in one of those occasional downwards spirals, I have to remind myself that the set of stairs ascends also.
The newlyweds will learn that too…
My UK domiciled Kiwi cousin recently got married at a wedding venue there, sporting this splendidly ornate atrium.
Architecturally, an atrium is designed to give a feeling of space and light.
Cynics might claim that marriage does the exact opposite, but I wish her both those things…
Captured up at my bowls club recently… set up and ready for a late afternoon wedding ceremony, all roses and ribbons. No idea whose. No one arrived yet…..weirdly eerie but in a nice way,not the Billy Idol song ‘White Wedding’ one.
The nuptials will be well done and dusted by now and I wish the unknown couple a happy marriage.
Cynical title to this post ,I know.Probably due to many years lawyering ,dealing with matrimonial property, parenting and domestic violence issues amongst other things.Not a lot of laughs.
But you have to be optimistic about love,so the shot gets a little special rose tinting….